Saturday, June 4, 2011

In Grandma's Attic and More Stories from Grandma's Attic

Author: Arleta Richardson
Publisher: David C. Cook
April 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0379-5 (Book 1)
978-1-7814-0380-1 (Book 2)
Genre: Young adult/memoir

I remember these books well from the first time they were published, in 1974, when I was just a little girl, the age of one of my daughters. I loved this series back then, and I saved the original set for my daughters to read someday. Now they are back, in beautiful, colorful covers and black and white illustrations ready to win another set of little girls’ hearts.

Ms Arleta Richardson writes charming short stories based on the things she remembered her grandmother telling her. Stories about the ancient trunk filled with quilt pieces, each with its own special tale. Stories about the button box. Stories about funny looking contraption she found hidden in the attic. And stories about many other things.

Grandma’s Attic Series is destined to touch your little girl’s life like it did mine. Not only are they fun stories that are easy to read, short, and to the point, but they also teach about history, about life when their grandma was a little girl asking questions about things she found in her grandmother’s attic.

I highly recommended these books as a girl and I highly recommend them now. My daughter loved them. If you are looking for something for your tweener girl to read, then definitely pick up a copy of the books in Grandma’s Attic Series. Books one and two are out now, the third and fourth will release in July. $6.99. 144 pages.

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